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Peter Mann (1773 - 1852)

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Peter Mann
Born in Augusta Virginiamap
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Died in Nicholas County Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Aug 2011
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Military Service: War of 1812

Peter Mann was born about 1773 in Peaked Mountain, Rockingham Co., VA. He died on 6 Feb 1852 in Nicholas Co., KY. He was a Farmer.

On September 2nd 1805, George Adam Mann deeded the rest of his Nicholas County land to three of his sons. Peter received 100 acres, Jacob 125 acres and John 75 acres. Jacob later deeded his 125 acres to Peter. On September 22nd 1810, Peter Mann bought 200 acres from Adam Shillinger. This was the 200 acres that George Adam had deeded to his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Adam. By 1810, Peter had acquired 425 of the 500 acres originally settled by the Mann family.

In 1800, Peter married Barberry Jones. Barberry was the daughter of Jacob Jones and Susie Earlywine.

Peter, like his ancestors, was a farmer. America was still an agricultural society and ownership of land would have been a high priority for Peter. He must have been a good farmer and businessman, for by 1838 Peter had taken his initial 100 acres and turned it into 2,395 acres. Along with his farms where he grew crops and raised livestock, Peter also had a horse mill (horse powered mill). Milling grains was probably a trade Peter picked up from his Grandfather Jacob Harmon while still living in Virginia.

It appears that Peter served during the War of 1812 from March 6, 1813 until November 3, 1813. First as a private in Captain Thomas Metcalfe's Company of Infantry of the Kentucky Militia from March 6, 1813 until September 6, 1813. Then as a 2nd Sergeant in Captain James Armstrong's Company, Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia-Commanded by Colonel William Mountjoy from August 29, 1813 to November 3, 1813. However, more research is needed in this area to establish that the Peter Mann listed on the War of 1812 rolls is our Peter Mann. Also, there is the question of a slight overlapping of the dates of service.

Peter was around 64 years old in 1838 and like his ancestors before him he began giving his land to his children. On January 23rd 1838 Peter gave 343 acres to Amos Mann. After a long and productive life, Peter spent his last few years living in the home of his son David. Old Peter, at the age of 78, was accidentally killed by a falling tree in 1852. He was probably out watching the younger men clearing land, a job he had done many times, in a place he loved...... his land.

He was married to Barbary Jones (daughter of Jacob Jones and Susie Earlywine) in 1800 in Nicholas Co., KY.

Peter Mann and Barbary Jones had the following children:

i. Jacob Mann was born in 1802 in Nicholas Co., KY. ii. Elizabeth Mann was born in 1804 in Nicholas Co., KY. iii. William Mann was born in 1806 in Nicholas Co., KY. iv. David Mann was born on 14 Mar 1809 in Nicholas Co., KY. He died on 9 Aug 1888 in Nicholas Co., KY. He was buried in Carlisle Cemetery, Nicholas Co., KY. v. Amos Mann. vi. Emanuel Mann was born in 1814 in Nicholas Co., KY. He died in 1898. vii. Peter Jackson Mann was born in 1817 in Nicholas Co., KY. [1]


  1. Otte, Gary. History of a branch of the Mann family. [1]
  • Perrin, William Henry, editor. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky. O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 757. Sketch of David Mann. [2]

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